Buddha Vacana (November 27, 2555)
Whoever was greedy and is now free from greed, whoever was hating and is now free from hating, whoever was grudging, hypocritical, spiteful, jealous, mean, untrustworthy, cunning, with evil desires, with wrong views and is now free from greed, hate, grudge, hypocrisy, spite, jealousy, meanness, untrustworthiness, cunning, evil desires and wrong views; then he undertakes the practice worthy of monks. In getting rid of these stains, faults and defects of monks. When he sees himself freed from these things that lead to sorrow, rebirth in a bad place, gladness arises in him, from gladness comes joy, because of joy the body is tranquil, with a tranquil body he is happy, and the mind of one who is happy is concentrated. He abides with a mind filled with love, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity, suffusing the first, second, third and fourth quarters of the world. He abides suffusing the whole world – upwards, downwards, across, everywhere – with a mind filled with love, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity, abundant, unbounded, without hatred or ill-will.
Mr Sunthorn SR Rathmanus